Creepy Travels – Ornes

We continued to Ornes.

This was actually one of the biggest villages that was destroyed during the Battle of Verdun. The history of Ornes goes back to the 11th century and in the 19th century it had more than 1300 inhabitants. A the moment that World War I started about 700 people lived here. One of the main sources of income had been textile art, but when the war broke out most people had turned to agriculture.

Nowadays only 8 people live in the village. The ruins of the church are a witness of the destruction caused by the awful war.

 

No Comments

Let us know what you think!

%d bloggers like this: